Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA
The focus on research and presentation by scholars in the accelerated nursing program helped improve their ability to understand and apply Research.
Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Jennifer TurnerAnthony Watkins
The NCIN program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center allowed several scholarship recipients to continue at the accelerated pace and add a scholarship/research focus to their studies. The NCIN scholars were expected to research an evidence-based nursing area of practice and use the information to create an informational poster. Undergraduate nursing students at this institution had not been asked to do this before, and they presented their research at a conference alongside research presentations by graduate students. This encouraged the accelerated undergraduate students to function at a higher level. The NCIN scholars and the accelerated program received local TV and newspaper coverage for receiving the NCIN grant.